If there is one illustrious polo tournament in France, it is the Gold Cup, which closes the world championship of the Barrière Deauville Polo Cup and displays the biggest names in international polo. The tournament takes place every year in August on the polo fields located in the center of the tracks of the Deauville - La Touques racecourse. Since its creation in 1950 have been successively added: the emblematic Silver Cup of 16 goals level, the Bronze Cup of 6/8 goals level - which allows amateurs to play against professionals - and the Ladies Polo Cup. This competition for women has been a real success since its creation in 2015.


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In 1880, the first polo matches were played in Deauville. It was in 1907 that the Deauville International Polo Club really saw the light of day, founded by Baron Robert de Rothschild, Captain Joubert and the Duke of Gramont. The land already occupied the the heart from the Deauville-La Touques racecourse! Thanks to the Gold Cup, instituted by François André in 1950, the Barrière Deauville Polo Cup is the only French tournament and one of the three major European tournaments to be able to display a prize list including the names of all the greatest players of these last decades. Since the first edition won in 1951 by Cibao La Pampa, most of the polo gods, the famous handicaps 10, have set foot on the grounds of the Deauville-La Touques racecourse with their horses.

The matches take place every afternoon in August. The Gold Cup final is scheduled after the Deauville Grand Prix horse race, the last weekend in August. All the matches are commented and explained, often with a lot of humor. Polo players very often organize exhibition matches on the beach and parades in town to meet spectators.

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The polo calendar

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Polo school

Created by Evrard de Spa, in collaboration with the Deauville International Polo Club, the polo school benefits from an exceptional environment in the heart of the city. Thanks to the diversity of equipment offered on the inDeauville territory, polo can be learned all year round. Practiced in the Olympic arena of the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville whatever the season, polo lessons are also taught from May to September on the grass of the field located in the center of the Deauville-La Touques racecourse.



For the little story....

In 1912, we find in the steering committee of the polo club the name of Arthur Capel said Boy Capel, great lover of Gabrielle Chanel. The following year, she opened her first hat shop in Deauville, rue Gontaut-Biron. Gabrielle, who rides very well, is very diligent in polo and does not miss a match of her brilliant protector.

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